Amy Roma

Washington, D.C.

Fit into a dynamic culture

A common mindset 

The firm has a wonderful culture and people here are genuinely happy, which translates into positive interactions with each other. I lateralled into the firm as a mid-year associate, and it can be a daunting task trying to assimilate into a new firm when the people and the environment are all brand new – especially with a firm as big as Hogan Lovells. But I found that the friendly and open ethos here made that transition so much easier.

Personal growth

The firm has so many opportunities to do things outside of your practice group –trainings, happy hours, volunteering, pro bono work, and committees – that I was able to quickly become comfortable here.

The senior partner who took me under his wing gets all the credit for making me the lawyer that I am today. He was so patient with me over the years and taught me not only the practice of law, but the business of law – both essential elements to succeeding in a legal career. I joke that if I was ever going to write a novel, I would need to dedicate it to him for teaching me how to write!

High-quality opportunities

Working at Hogan Lovells has far exceeded my expectations. I immensely enjoy the work that I do and the people I work with. On a daily basis, I work across practice groups and across borders on matters that I never could have imagined. I love the autonomy over my schedule that comes with working at Hogan Lovells. 

I have a fairly routine agenda that has me coming into work and leaving work at about the same time every day. I’m home in the evening to have dinner with my family and spend time with my children. I work hard, but I do it while able to put my family's well-being first. My work life is immensely enriching, without sacrificing my family life. I never could have thought this was possible at a large law firm.